Jeremy Scott Quotes.
I’m fully aware, fully on, and fully kind of designing everything that goes on with me. Anything that’s happening is definitely on my table.
I follow my inspiration to wherever it goes. I do want the fans to feel the fun and excitement about it, and I like for people to be able to make their own interpretations about my work. I don’t like to overexplain it.
Night in. I’m really kind of a homebody.
I’m trying to be the messenger for the people that pay attention to me. And those people I want to help inspire because a lot of people maybe think it’s – they’re too cool for school. That’s all I can ever do.
The McDonald’s icon of the colours and the golden arch, for me, resonates as one of the most iconic images ever.
I’m very organic in nature with my creativity. It just kind of wraps around me, or it’s a moment I have, a click of inspiration. It’s never calculated.
People think I’m being stupid or false humble. It’s not. I don’t think I always fit in. Maybe it’s a complex you get as someone who has always been fighting on the outside.
I moved to Paris around 1995 or 1996; my first collection on the runway was in 1997.
A lot of my collections are informed by nostalgia. I think that’s because I loved clothes early on. I remember, at maybe age five, being concerned about what I wore, right down to the underwear.
I’d be a pop star. Although, I was once sat front row at a Rihanna concert when she came down to the audience and sat on my lap, pointed the microphone towards my mouth, and I couldn’t sing a line.
I want my clothes to have a life and then end up in a secondhand store, where some cool girl discovers them 20 years later. If the runway or red carpet is the only life clothes have, it’s sad.
I know that my image and my clothing and my output are very colorful and can be arresting and startling in some respects. That is the nature of my work, but I am a simple farm boy, and I am very calm by nature.
I think one thing I’ve learned over the years is just that you’re not going to ever please everyone, and the most important person to please is yourself.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how we worship celebrity and how we have Elvis and Marilyn Monroe and Jesus all on the same playing field.
With the clothes I design, I think about my friends, how I’d want them to dress, what I’d want them to wear.
I think when people think of something as basic, they think that it’s boring.
Sometimes when I’m just really relaxed, that’s also a creative time for me, because that’s when my mind is more open because I’m not worried or thinking or being very analytical.
I don’t do many social events in the fashion industry. Instead, I go to things like the MTV awards because that’s where I fit in – wearing a yellow tuxedo and no shirt on a red carpet.
I grew up on a farm and didn’t have connections, and I had a dream that I believed in, and I felt passionate about it, so if I can instill hope into somebody too with the film, that’s what I most want.
It was here in L.A., before ‘I Kissed a Girl’ and all that. She stopped me and told me she was a huge fan and that she was a singer and that one day she hoped that I would dress her. I ended up dressing her for her record release.
I was in heaven when I saw Taraji P. Henson wearing Moschino!
I have lots of muses, but one of my main girls is Cara Delevingne. She epitomises the way to wear my clothes. I love how she mixes up her style and the way she has so much fun. I simply adore her.
Fashion should have a transgressive nature; it can make you feel like someone else, give you heightened emotion. It should bring you joy and uplift you.
I have so much to be thankful and grateful for, and I just think about my fans, who did put me to where I am. I can promise you this: my appointment at Moschino did not come from anyone but them.
I’ve met people with my prints tattooed on them, my face tattooed on them – I have that commitment and love.
You don’t have to be born wealthy and have an aristocratic last name or have connections or all these things. If you have a dream, you can believe in something and work hard and struggle and fight for it and still have a chance to succeed.
I have to birth those ideas. Those designs have to come into the world. It’s not only my goal, it’s my reason for being on the planet. If I’m not doing them, then I’m not fulfilling my calling. It’s very instinctual for me.
Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down. She wrote the playbook for it. There is no female pop star – and probably few men today, for that matter – who are not indebted to her in one way or another for her contributions to the industry.
I fell in love with L.A. To me, it is the most quintessentially American city.
I started at Moschino Oct. 31 or Nov. 1, 2013, and now I go back and forth between Milan and Los Angeles, where I live.
Posterity is something I’m a big fan of because that’s how you leave your legacy. Not to sound pompous, but just to be truthful.
I feel very blessed to have such wonderful cheerleaders and champions of my work.
My country is in the toilet. And when my country is in the toilet, the world is in the toilet.
There have been a lot of challenges, but I’m still standing on my own, and it’s quite an achievement knowing that I own my own business and created my own success through hard work and vision.
Even as exuberant as my style is and as over the top as I may be, I can appreciate a classic when it’s really well done.
I like the mix of something farmlike and something futuristic and artsy mixed together. It’s kind of both my worlds.
Working with Moschino, a real high fashion Italian brand, maybe I’m under tighter deadlines, but sometimes under tight deadlines you do your best work.
When I was born, my family was so poor that there was no money to buy food. So the church bought groceries for us – there wasn’t any kind of privilege.
I’m a very normal person with a very even keel.
I’m a populist. I’m the people’s designer… It’s important that there are price points that allow people in who maybe don’t have the ability to have higher-ticket items – but they can still have something very emblematic of the collection.
By the nature of fashion, you’re only as good as your last collection, so I’m constantly striving to be better, so I don’t look at it as if I’ve made it.
I think I’m one of few American designers doing a house in Europe, and I think I’ve been proving myself there very well.
I don’t think the distinction between high and low culture exists anymore.
When Jackie Kennedy wanted to wear her favourite European designers, she was told no. She had to start working with brands like Adolfo, who had to create Chanel knock-offs because that’s what she wanted to wear.
I just love the ideal of the surreal quality of putting it on a shoe.
If you want me to shine, you need to give me the parole to do that.
Sometimes people have questioned whether I was making fun of the industry or just at myself. I’m just trying to raise a smile. Clothes aren’t meant to be worshipped at a church altar.
I feel like we have to fight for art.
I look at myself like a farmer, harvesting my wares and taking them to the market, and then I go back and do it again.
There are so many serious things in the world; I just choose not to be one of them.
Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down.
I get love from fans in a big enough dosage that it acts as a shield, and I would not sacrifice that love in order to please the industry.
I have a nostalgia for the years I was growing up and experiencing new things for the first time – so the late ’80s and early ’90s are always fascinating to me. Those were the times that I was being informed about a lot of my tastes, and so the memories are fused with a lot of emotion.
I don’t speak Italian, but I do speak Moschino.
I don’t really dissect too much when ideas come – they just kind of pop into my head; I just take them and run.
Music and fashion combined make such a lethal weapon in my opinion.
I always grew up watching things transform, and a lot of that was what we would call trash.
I really don’t see little girls growing up and thinking, ‘Oh, I’m going to morph myself so I look like Barbie.’
I think because of the eccentricity of my work and how I dress, people expect me to be bouncing off the walls. But that’s just not how I am.
I was born dirt-poor with barely a stitch on my back, and no name or prestige attached to me, and no real clout or connections.
We have to fight for everything we believe in.
There’s a lot of fashion that I don’t respond to and I just walk on. I always look for things that make me happy, and in my work, all I’m doing is trying to convey that joy. Fashion should always be fun.
McDonald’s, Barbie – they’re all icons, recognizable from London to Timbuktu.
I don’t really shop unless it’s thrift.
I guess I always think of myself as more of the people. I always feel like a bit of an outsider.
I like to think of my work and the way people approach it in the same way people approach a Lichtenstein painting. You can write a one-hundred-page dissertation about why he used comics. Or it could be like, ‘This is cute!’
The main thing I hope people see is how passionate I am about my work, and I know people talk about it, but I do work really hard on my stuff, and it means a lot to me.
Fashion is an ultimate luxury – I mean, you don’t need it – so it should bring you pleasure and make you happy. I don’t like the idea of people revering it.
When I design, I always pull from things that are significant to me. In my work, I search for happiness and then try to convey that joy in the clothes.
I ultimately do still feel like an outsider, and I do feel, actually, I’m more in the world of music because of how much I participate with musicians – in all aspects, not just clothes.
I’ve always loved plastics and rubber, and it’s such a specifically unique material that you have to have the manufacturing abilities to make it.
I love the low-rider cars and that whole culture.
I follow my inspiration to wherever it goes. I do want the fans to feel the fun and excitement about it, and I like for people to be able to make their own interpretations about my work.
I think about my friends all the time when I’m designing. That’s always an arbiter. Would Katy wear this? Would Rihanna wear this? Would Sia wear it? Would Miley wear it?
Suddenly, Dallas has become a big part of my life, and now I feel like I’m part of the fabric of the community here.
I’m not anti-intellectual, but primarily, I try to feel things. Emotions aren’t always rational; it’s not possible to put them into words.
I love MTV, and I love the VMAs. There’s no award show like it. It really is the coolest award show, hands down.
I think fashion takes itself way too seriously. It’s just fashion, people. It’s just clothes. It should be frivolous and fun. You’re not meant to see it as church and pray to a blouse.
When I’m hell-bent on something, there’s no way around it. I can be a very stubborn.
Nowadays, individual style isn’t just much more understood, but much more appreciated; that there’s not one forced look that we’re all supposed to adhere to, and everyone can find their place that way.
I feel my role is to push boundaries. I don’t like things to be safe and sedentary. So controversy is the cross I have to bear.
For me, actresses are constantly chameleons, and so they are taking a backseat to their own personality. I don’t feel like we’re trying to show off their personality as much as let them be a blank slate. It’s precisely the reason why I dress more musicians than I do actresses.
When I first started my own brand, when I needed an icon, I had no other icon but myself. I had to create that.
An Isaac Mizrahi fashion-show ticket signed by Steven Meisel. I rushed up to Meisel at the end of the show and asked him to autograph the card that had his name and seating assignment on it. It was an incredible moment when he shot the autumn/winter 2014 Moschino campaign.
Being pure in my voice has always served me the best. Anytime I’ve tried to hide my light under a bushel, it’s never done me any good.
I think Barbie and I are very similar in many respects. That’s why she made such a great muse for the summer Moschino collection.